Fuel quick disconnect

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  1. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    I broke my quick disconnect last week- the one from the fuel pump that hooks into the throttle body- the one you disconnect when you remove the left tank. Please don't ask for details of the event. :lol3

    I've been searching for a replacement and there are a billion options for anywhere from a couple bucks to a hundred. I'd kinda like to have a brass or at least metal fitting. It occurred to me that were that to happen out in some remote place and there could be a real problem.:deal

    Any suggestions? FYI- motion pro disconnectors fail within one or two rides. They really aren't heavy duty enough. (plastic) And, that's been on my rear advtank with little use. :dunno

    Thanks for all replies, insults and puns. :lol3
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  2. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde?

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    They do tend to break without warning, if placed under any kind of alignment stress. I finally gave up and installed fuel injection line without any QDs on my R1150GS. It was just too much of a hassle to keep using QDs.

    This is what I bought to replace my 990 QD:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007GM1CTS/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I haven't installed it yet (probably next week), but 5/16" is what the line size is supposed to be.

    BTW, use FI line hose clamps, not the worm drive type for water hose.
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  3. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    That is EXACTLY what I've been looking for! :clap

    Thank you! I kinda felt like an asshole for even asking, but invariably, someone's already done "that" and I can profit from their trial and error. :thumb
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  4. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    KTM twins and CJ sell them. I bought mine frm KTM Twins.5/16th is the correct size. They are made by Cold Products in the US. http://www.colder.com/Tabid/72/PartFinder/std/Material/4/Size/15/Type/1/Valve/1/Products.aspx Part # LCD22005 is one The other side is part # LCD17005

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    Test fit before installing the clamp.

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    Note the type of clamp.

    Everyone that sells these ultimately is sourcing them from Cold Products, just look for the "CPC" engraved on the valve release tab. It is the valved, in-line, barbed, 5/16th size that is a direct replacement.
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  5. hontri

    hontri Global Bummer!

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    I get mine here. They have plastic,stainless,brass. All varieties.http://www.industrialspec.com/quickcouplingsdisconnects.html
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    gefr Life is a trip

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  7. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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  8. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    1/4" fittings?
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  9. Lycan1

    Lycan1 Grizzly herder

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    Not on the 990. Our bikes need the 5/16th size. I know because I got the 1/4" first and they where too small.

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    Stock Black plastic vs the 1/4" stainless (too small).

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    See the difference.

    Make sure you get the 5/16" !
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  10. sonoran

    sonoran bigly

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  11. ztrab

    ztrab Been here awhile

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    FWIW, carry a couple of extra o-rings, they can deform or get nicked, then you have a big leaky. When I replace my fittings, I use high quality FI screw clamps so I can make a field change easily. The crimp clamps are great but a real beast to change in the middle of nowhere, especially if you don't want to carry a humongous crimp tool.:freaky
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  12. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    +1 A bag of 100 of those o-rings is stuck to the garage refrigerator door. I change them every time those QD's are used (on my RTP, the tank doesn't come off that often).
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  13. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    On my Beemer when they went south I used these, they are all metal and work great I got them from Racerwharehouse they are Jiffytite
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  14. wcohl

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    Can the quick disconnect be eliminated and run a piece of fuel hose direct from the fuel pump to carbs? On my 950 SM, the fuel pump mounts to the left-inside portion of the tank. The length of fuel line from the quick disconnect to the fuel pump is only a few inches.
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  15. JoeMongo

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    Hey Ron, got a spec on that O-ring? I threw my digital caliper on an O-ring, but I'm having trouble picking a specific O-ring. Thanks,
    J.

    BTW, installed my CPC chrome plated brass QD today, and it will last as long as my KTM.
    :gdog
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  16. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    I'm using the CPC quick disconnects on my BMW, which I believe is a 5/16" size. It uses -011 o-rings. Got mine in the 75 durometer Viton flavor from McMaster-Carr
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  17. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde?

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    Thanks dood!
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  18. Mike Figielski

    Mike Figielski Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys, Mike from Beemerboneyard here.
    If just one male and one female 5/16" straight fittings are needed we have a kit for BMW's that provides those fittings available here: http://www.beemerboneyard.com/cpcqkdiscon1.html
    Let me know if any other fittings are needed on the 990 or other KTMs and we can make a kit available. Thanks!
    Mike
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  19. DirtJack

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    Those same parts can be used to replace the QD on KTM 1190 Adventure, 1190 Adventure R, KTM 690 E, KTM 690 SMC, and KTM 690 R.
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  20. Mike Figielski

    Mike Figielski Been here awhile

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    Thanks DirtJack!!
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